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Mar
21
Thu
Conditions of Participation Series 1 of 4: Overview & Patient Rights
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This session will review the major changes in the Home Health Conditions of Participation.  The entire philosophy has changed, effectively putting the patient in an active, rather than a passive, role.  Having patient-centered CoPs requires the clinician and home health agency to understand and comply during the entire home health admission, not just at the beginning.  Join this webinar to learn more about the changes, the Patient Rights Condition, documentation, and administration and personnel Conditions.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of key changes
  • First changes in three decades
  • New conditions: QAPI and infection control
  • Expanded patient rights
  • Big changes to aide services
  • Evolving plan of care
  • Principles of new CoPs: patient-centered care, integrated care team, improving patient outcomes, and expanding patients’ rights
  • Patients’ rights
  • Patient and selected representative included in all aspects of care
  • Transfer and discharge policies given to patient
  • Written information given to patients – details of condition reviewed
  • All detailed changes in patients’ rights CoP
  • Organization and administrative services – subunits eliminated
  • OASIS reporting and release of information – revisions to CoPs
  • Personnel qualifications: administrator – new qualifications
  • New clinical manager designation – can have more than one, and can be therapists

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
Participants will be given an overview of key changes, CoP principles, and details of each condition, along with a link to the final CoPs State Operations Manual

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

World TB Day Open House @ Hawaii State Department of Health, TB Control Branch-Lanakila Health Center
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

World TB Day is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness of TB and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. March 24th marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB. This in turn, opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

Hawaii recently revised its TB administrative rules and this open house will address these changes along with the latest advances in TB and treatment of latent TB infection. The theme of World TB Day 2019 is ’ It’s time’ and we think it’s time to meet the DOH TB team and see what happens at Lanakila!

Mark your calendars and join us on March 21st. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to myra.yamane@doh.hawaii.gov or trudy.murakami@doh.hawaii.gov
or 832-5737.

Mar
28
Thu
Submitting Your Medicare Part A Cost Report Electronically Webcast
Mar 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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Medicare Part A providers: Learn how to use the new Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system. Use MCReF to submit cost reports with fiscal years ending on or after December 31, 2017. You have the option to electronically transmit your cost report through MCReF or mail or hand deliver it to your Medicare Administrative Contractor. You must use MCReF if you choose electronic submission of your cost report. Note: This content was presented in prior webcasts on May 1 and October 15, 2018.

Topics:

  • How to access the system
  • Detailed overview
  • Frequently asked questions

A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, attendees may email questions in advance to OFMDPAOQuestions@cms.hhs.gov with “Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System Webcast” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the webcast or used for other materials following the webcast. For more information, see the MCReF MLN Matters® Article and MCReF webpage.

Top 25 HR Mistakes & How to Prevent Them
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Hospice and home care employers have a unique human resources situation.  Their employees don’t go to the office every day or work under management’s direct supervision.  Agency employers see employees infrequently, because they are in the field caring for patients.  Employers depend on employees to work when scheduled and as ordered and then submit hourly documentation later.  This situation can lead to employee wage issues, which can harm agencies due to the statutory liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees provisions in federal wage and hour law.  In addition, there are non-discrimination laws (e.g., Title VII and ADA) and leave laws like FMLA that require compliance and create challenges.  Although the decentralized nature of hospice and home care employment significantly augments these challenges, the Department of Labor, EEOC, and other regulators expect home care employers to comply.

This session will address compliance issues in the hospice and home care environment, including employee travel time and per-visit pay.  This webinar will go beyond wage and hour laws to other common issues, such as discrimination and/or harassment that occurs in the patient’s home or is committed by the patient – including how to respond to discriminatory staffing requests.  Learn about the importance of following discipline and discharge policies and the ramifications of making exceptions for employees in sympathetic situations.  In addition, you’ll learn about accommodations, properly handling FMLA, salary-related mistakes, and compliance strategies to help agency employers avoid common mistakes.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Employee travel time – an overlooked, but important, compliance issue
  • Dealing with discriminatory behavior in a patient’s home
  • Patients have a right to choose, but their care choices are limited
  • When a salary isn’t a salary
  • Problems with per-visit pay
  • Importance of following FMLA policies at each step
  • Why personnel policies are important
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Discipline and discharge checklist
  • Important hiring and interviewing dos and don’ts

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session will benefit administrators, clinical managers, HR personnel, owners, payroll personnel, and supervisors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Robert W. Markette, Jr. CHC
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Apr
1
Mon
Intersection of Climate & Health @ UH Cancer Center-Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register here

COST
$25 members
$35 non-members
$10 students

Eliminating health inequities and resolving climate change requires an intersectoral and transformational approach.  Climate change affects the health of every community. Beyond its direct health impacts (such as heat illness), climate change increases food insecurity, worsens air pollution, reduces our access to clean water, displaces people from their homes, and causes widespread social and economic disruption.  Many climate solutions offer huge health benefits. In fact, many strategies to reduce climate pollution are the same strategies that we must implement to reduce health inequities.

Join us as HPHA celebrates NPHW discussing the Intersection of Climate Change and Health featuring efforts across the state to address the interconnected issues to climate change, health and equity.  Action to address climate change has the potential for huge health benefits; conscious consideration of the health and equity impacts of various options for addressing climate change can help optimize the health benefits of climate action.  Our actions now will determine the magnitude of future impacts, how quickly they occur, and the extent to which our communities can thrive in the face of climate change.

Apr
4
Thu
Conditions of Participation Series 2 of 4: Care Planning & Coordination of Services
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This session will focus on the primary clinical portions of the new CoPs, including key areas where deficiencies are frequently seen and processes that can facilitate compliance.  The interdisciplinary team is critical for compliance and improving patient and agency outcomes.  The team regulations are addressed under Coordination of Care and specified in Skilled Services and Aide Conditions.  There are several revisions regarding aides that you won’t want to miss!

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Care planning and coordination of services
  • Team integration for a patient-centered approach
  • Care management
  • Plan of care changes
  • Comprehensive assessmentComprehensive assessment changes
  • Skilled services – skilled nursing, therapy services, and social services combined into one condition
  • Aide services
  • Part of the integrated team
  • Can be a CNA
  • May be supervised and have duties assigned by therapists
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Patient plan of care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

Apr
10
Wed
Advance Care Planning Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse Class @ Hawai‘i Pacific Health - Learning Resource Center, Room 101
Apr 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

hawaiipacifichealth.org

This class is offered for medical assistants, licensed practice nurses and other clinicians to promote ACP introductions and will review key elements and processes related to ACP, advance directives and Provider Orders Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) in the clinic.

Course Objectives:

  • Apply ACP resources to promote advance care planning discussions.
  • Promote patients’ knowledge of advance directives including health care power of attorney designation.
  • Describe the differences between the an Advance Directive and Provider Order for Life- Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and implement correct documentation of these documents.
  • Implement and standardize ACP processes in the clinic.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health – Learning Resource Center, Room 101
793 S Hotel Street (Next to Straub Medical Center)

Select one date to attend:

January – Tuesday, 1/22/2019 from 8am-12pm         July – Wednesday, 7/24/2019 from 8am-12pm

April – Wednesday, 4/10/2019 from 8am-12pm         October –Thursday, 10/10/2019 from 8am-12pm

Registration:

HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning Center (HLC). Type in catalog: ACP, MA or LPN; Select course: HPH – Advance Care Planning (ACP) Medical Assistant/Licensed Practical Nurse Class

Non HPH participants:

Register online: https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/health-wellness/continuing-education/

Contact Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator at 808-535-7874 or via email michelle.cantillo@hawaiipacifichealth.org for any questions.

Apr
11
Thu
Hospice Audit Success Stories – Preparing for Government Audits & Latest Trends
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Do you understand the latest government audit and contractor trends?  This webinar will provide insight into Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs) and how they relate to Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). These trends include the “2 in 1” audits initiated by UPICs and recent tactics, including serial record requests, probe audits, “secret” patient interviews, and auto-denied claims. Learn how to prepare for and recognize these trends during an audit. From the 10 questions every staff person should know, to testing your organization’s record production capabilities, this program will empower you to prepare for and defend against government audits.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Current hospice audit trends
  • The government’s focus and potential risk areas
  • How hospices prepare for and address on-site auditors, including interviews of hospice personnel
  • Methods for implementing and improving audit preparation and response processes
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • 10 questions every hospice employee should be able to answer
  • Checklist for hospice audit interviews and conferences
  • Preparation for actual onsite auditor questions and requests
  • Sample dashboard data points
  • Sample request lists for patient and business records

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session will benefit hospice CEOs, COOs, officers, and compliance managers and directors.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Karla Hutton Pinkerton
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.

Apr
14
Sun
38th Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk @ Kapiolani Park Bandstand
Apr 14 all-day

Join us on Sunday, April 14 2019, as we once again come together to raise awareness and fight HIV/AIDS in Hawai’i and the Pacific. The Honolulu AIDS Walk is celebrating its 28th year of raising money. These funds provide direct services to over 700 HIV positive clients in Hawai’i.  Festivities start at 8 am, with the 5k walk commencing at 9 am. We hope to see you there!

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Apr
18
Thu
Conditions of Participation Series 3 of 4: Infection Control & QAPI
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Having an agency-wide quality improvement program has always been important, but now with a Condition on QAPI (Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement), it is mandatory for agencies to comply.  Infection control is a very important and vulnerable area for home health agencies.  The integration in the QAPI program will be addressed.  Compliance often comes down to understanding what needs to be done and how.  Having a great quality program will lessen agency problems, maintain compliance, and lead to success!  Examples of audit tools and quality indicators will be provided.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infection control, prevention, and education
  • Sample five-star policies, processes, and forms
  • QAPI – review of the new CoP
  • How agencies can prepare and develop a QAPI program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Infection control surveillance
  • Dyspnea audit tool
  • Confusion audit tool

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

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